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Renovations to US Coast Guard Civil Rights and EOE Offices

The Project : The Norfolk, Virginia office housing the US Coast Guards Office of Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity Employment (EOE) maximizes the Coast Guard’s overall mission by leading programs and practices which foster a discrimination-free workplace. In order to facilitate workflow, the office was redesigned and Edgewater was responsible for the demolition and construction of the renovation. The project’s scope included removal and reconstruction of interior partitions, doors and frames, vinyl floor tile base, and the main entrance door. A new glass door entrance was installed and metal stud and drywall partitions, HM frame and wood doors, vinyl cove base, new carpet and paint for walls. The electrical scope included new wiring, electrical outlets, light switches, and telephone and data outlets. The HVAC was altered and thermostats relocated for efficiency. Edgewater updated the fire sprinkler systems to code.

The Challenge : USCG command could not halt daily operations to complete the work required.

Value Added : Edgewater Construction worked closely with the Coast Guard staff and employees to assure they could continue to work uninterrupted during renovations.

Client : US Coast Guard
Location : Norfolk, VA

James Collins, P.E., LEED GA
President

Email:

jcollins@edgewaterconst.com

Phone:

757.410.3166

Joined the Edgewater Team:

Jim is the President of Edgewater and started the company in 2006.

Background:

Jim Collins, a licensed civil engineer, has over 25 years of experience. Active duty in the US Navy prepared Jim to excel in vertical construction operations, estimating, project management, and contract administration around world for the Seabees and the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps. Jim retired from Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) where he gained construction experience from an owners’ point of view as a contracting officer. His vast experience prepared him to drive military construction projects through conceptual, design, and construction phases.

Education/Training:
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge MA - Master of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Virginia Tech Blacksburg VA - Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering
Affiliations:
  • Registered Professional Engineer
  • Commonwealth of Virginia Certified LEED Green
  • Society of American Military Engineers
  • U.S. Green Building Council
Richard Marano
Vice President

Email:

rmarano@edgewaterconst.com

Phone:

757.410.3166

Joined the Edgewater Team:

Vice President of Edgewater Construction Services in 2006.

Background:

Rich Marano is a civil engineering graduate of the prestigious Rochester Institute of Technology who combined his degree in construction technology and took a different path, moving directly into the construction field. His career has upwardly traversed from assistant project manager to project manager to Vice President of Edgewater Construction Services in 2006. Rich’s resume shows achievements in Virginia, New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Connecticut, Maine and Vermont in design-bid-build, design-build, construction management and general contracting. His experience in facility renovations and additions and new construction reached its highest point when Rich was assigned as Senior Project Manager for the Armada Hoffler Tower in Virginia Beach. This $86M project spanned 2 years and 13 floors (255,000 sq. ft.) of Class A office space, 300,000 sq. ft. of retail space and an adjoining a 22 floor 9 level cast-in-place parking garage with 1871 stalls.

Education/Training:
  • Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester NY – Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering
  • Suffolk County Community College Long Island NY - Associates in Construction Technology